ERIE – A Zelienople woman alleges that her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.
Pamela Spickerman filed a complaint on July 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Lincoln Life and Annuity Co. of New York alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled due to having cancer and had been receiving disability benefits since March 2015. The suit states the defendant terminated the benefits in August 2016 on the grounds that she no longer met the definition of disabled.
The plaintiff alleges that her medical conditions continue to prevent her from being able to do the duties of her former occupation.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits plus court costs, and interest. She is represented by Max Petrunya of Robert Peirce & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-00955-CB